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Re: closing semantic issues (reification)

From: Brian McBride <bwm@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
Date: Thu, 08 Nov 2001 11:46:36 +0000
Message-ID: <3BEA709C.6080509@hplb.hpl.hp.com>
To: Graham Klyne <Graham.Klyne@MIMEsweeper.com>
CC: Frank Manola <fmanola@mitre.org>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, Pat Hayes <phayes@ai.uwf.edu>, w3c-rdfcore-wg@w3.org


Graham Klyne wrote:

> I vaguely remember that debate.  I'm not sure that those of us involved 
> really had a clear idea what was meant - speaking for myself, I didn't.  
> Looking back in hindsight, I think we were crudely trying to distinguish 
> between a "statement" as a linguistic/syntactic entity (a "token"), and 
> a "stating" being its interpretation (or its denotation under some 
> interpretation?).


It was other way round as I recall: statement is the abstraction, stating was 
the token/occurrence.

Brian
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